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Shooting
Pre-game


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Ian MacKinnon

A 15-minute pre-game warm-up.

1) Post-guard split

a)

Guards do drive-and-kick shooting.

See Shooting - Kick-out close-out, 3-on-0 kick-out.

At halfcourt, bigs backdown dribble across the court and back, switch hands and repeat.

See Post play - Post dribble moves, Ganon Baker lane dribbling.

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Bigs then work with a partner, simulate a catch in the low post, pivot and overhead skip pass to the weakside wing.

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b)

At the basket, bigs work on any post moves in pairs.

At halfcourt, guards do chicken then zig-zag dribbling.

See Dribbling - Chicken runs, Defending - Zig-zag.
 
Carleton University - guards pass back and forth, first pivot and pass fake, or make a triple-threat move, see Press break - Hofstra pivot, Passing - Ganon Baker partner, Footwork - Live-ball moves.

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All players.

2) Dribble-drive shooting

One group on each side, do kick-up (lift) layups then kick-up one-dribble pull-ups, then switch sides.
 
(Variations)
- backdoor cuts
- blast cuts
- go opposite, 6 drives middle at 8, 5 drives middle at 3 (alternate).

See Layups - Vance Walberg drop, Blast cuts, Shooting - Dribble-drive.

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3) Close-outs

See Defending -
Larmand close-outs.

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4) Halfcourt 3-ball shooting.

See Shooting - 3-ball.

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